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4th Grade


In grade four, your child will use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to solve word problems, including problems involving measurement of volume, mass, and time. Students will continue to build their understanding of fractions—creating equal fractions, comparing the size of fractions, adding and subtracting fractions, and multiplying fractions by whole numbers. They will also start to understand the relationship between fractions and decimals. Activities in these areas will include:

  • Adding and subtracting whole numbers up to 1 million quickly and accurately
  • Solving multi-step word problems, including problems involving measurement and converting measurements from larger to smaller units
  • Multiplying and dividing multi-digit numbers
  • Extending understanding of fractions by comparing the size of two fractions with different numerators (top numbers) and different denominators (bottom numbers)
  • Creating equal fractions (3⁄4 = 3x2⁄4x2 = 6⁄8)
  • Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator 
  • Building fractions from smaller fractions (3⁄8 = 1⁄8+⁄1 8+⁄1 8)
  • Connecting addition and subtraction of whole numbers to multiplying fractions by whole numbers
  • Connecting addition of fractions to the concept of angle measurement 
  • Representing and interpreting data
  • Converting fractions with denominators of 10 or 100 into decimals
  • Locating decimals on a number line
  • Comparing decimals and fractions using the symbols > (more than), = (equal to), and < (less than)

Parent Roadmap - Supporting your child in 4th Grade Mathematics

CCSS Focus for 4th Grade Mathematics

English Language Arts:

In grade four, students will continue to build important reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. They will read more challenging literature, articles, and other sources of information and continue to grow their vocabulary. They will also be expected to clearly explain in detail what they have read by referring to details or information from the text. In writing, students will organize their ideas and develop topics with reasons, facts, details, and other information. Activities in these areas will include:

  • Identifying the theme or main idea of a story, play, or poem
  • Comparing stories from different cultures
  • Explaining how an author uses facts, details, and evidence to support their points
  • Reading and understanding information presented in charts, graphs, timelines, and other illustrations
  • Learning the rules of spoken and written English
  • Learning and using new words, including words related to specific subjects (such as science words)
  • Participating in class discussions by listening, asking questions, sharing ideas, and building on the ideas of others
  • Giving a class presentation on a topic or telling a story using relevant, organized facts and details and speaking clearly
  • Writing stories with dialogue and descriptions of character’s actions, thoughts, and feelings
  • Taking notes and organizing information from books, articles, and online sources to learn more about a topic
  • Writing research or opinion papers over extended periods of time

Parent Roadmap - Supporting your child in 4th Grade English Language Arts